The Official Blog Of The Glam Slam Big Haired Bad Boys Out Of Omaha, NE, 3D In Your Face

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I'm To Far Into It and It Feels So Damn Good

Hello everybody and welcome to Hair In The Air, The Official blog of 3D In Your Face.  Always ready to take part in some Rock N Roll shenanigans.  Here we are heading into the fall, Halloween is right around the corner, and in a month it's time for turkey.  It seems like just yesterday we were sweating it out in the summer heat driving around the Midwest.  I honestly can't wait for some of that action in 2016.  So what's on the agenda for this weekend?  I have some very special events to announce.  First and most important 3D In Your Face will be at The 21st Saloon this Friday, Oct 24th for our Friday Night Residency.  Thank you so much to everyone that came out to last weeks show.  I know a lot you wild animals wanted to come but couldn't make the trip.  At least we know your hearts were with us as we set the night on fire.  This Friday is going to be another beast of a show.  We have some great stuff lined up for our pre-Halloween Bash.  Only $5 at the door and we hit the stage around 9 PM.  Saturday, Oct. 25th Sniper and I have been asked to be the special guest at The Monster Walk at The Fremont Mall in Fremont, NE.  This is an all ages event starting at 4 PM with all the proceeds going to The Low Income Ministry of Fremont.  Bring the kiddies and dress them up in their costumes a week early.  We will be doing a special meet and greet so bring your cameras.  Also if you stick around long enough you might get an earful if you get my drift.  Also Saturday night don't miss my Rock N Roll radio show, Hair In The Air, at 10 PM CST on 101.9 The Keg.

Brief moments of clarity.  I thinks that's what the title of this blog should be.  I know that I am not alone when I say those words.  That's exactly what it seems to be.  I had a short but amazing conversation with a fellow musician this week that really got my blood spinning, and not in the bad way.  I ran into him at the bar and asked about the his most recent tour and how things had gone.  He said "For the most part the tour was great.  Except for the van breaking down.  We only got to play a few of the dates before I got stranded and had to catch a lift back home but it was the adventure of a lifetime."  The reality of this whole statement gave me goosebumps.  I have been on those tours.  I have had those shows.  Almost every musician that has done a little road work has experience this.  The time spent on stage is completely worth all the bullshit and drama it took to get there.  For those few minutes it seems like time is standing still and nothing from the outside world matters.  The journey and all the hard work pay off and can finally get that release.  I think this is why a majority of musicians have addictive personalities.

My friends stories really drove home the fact that this isn't a hobby, or a competition, or even a passing phase.  We know the risks yet we take them anyways hoping for those brief moments of clarity that are all so elusive.  Drive 4 hours to play a 1 hour set.  Why?  Because that's where the next show is booked and it's better than sitting around at home talking to the cats.  More than that it's a chance to express our art.  A chance to purge that creative valve.  An opportunity to scream into the face of the universe.  Ohhh very deep.  I go through those days when I think the grass is greener on the other side and then I look down and realize it really isn't that bad over here.  There are problems everywhere and until you find something you are completely passionate about those problems will never go away.  For the most part I'm away from my home, my friends, and my family and that hurts.  I feel bad when they ask, "Where have you been?".  I feel bad when I'm to busy to hang out or do "normal people" things.  I'm out there chasing that dragon.  I've found the path.  It's a tough one but I don't think I can stop now.  I'm to far into it and it feels so damn good.

Always Loud
Forever Proud

Sam Spade

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I Wanna Be On The RadiOOOOO!

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Firstly I want to thank everyone for another amazing weekend.  Our second week going into our new residency at The 21st Saloon was "Impressive" according to Scott Kirk, owner of The 21st Saloon.  This week I am thrilled to announce that we have officially launched a new campaign with our amazing friends at 101.9 The Keg.  The Keg has been great to us and we are honored to be working with on of the greatest Rock N Roll Radio stations in Omaha.  So what does this mean for you the faithful?  You're going to love this because this means more 3D In Your Face on the radiooooo!  Exactly what I said.  Our new commercials advertising our Friday residency at The 21st Saloon will be airing ever Thursday and Friday.  Now you have to tune in to catch this all new 30 second spot.  On top of that Crash Davis, our lovely radio liaison will be doing a bunch of live shouts during the week.  Then on Friday night I will be doing some live shouts to remind you all that in mere hours the Rock N Roll Party will be commencing.  If you can't feel the excitement just wait for the commercial to come blaring over your radio.  There will be no mistake as to where the party is going to be and what station you will be listening to.  This week we are back for week number 3 at The 21st Saloon.  Friday, Oct. 16th we will be welcoming back The Queen Of Omaha Rock N Roll, Susan Borchers as she throws her very first benefit auction back to help raise money for Corey Hale who was stricken with Leukemia.  Check out this page for more information regarding the auction and raffle.

Instead of typing out a bunch of my inner emotions.  I thought I would create for you a brief video that showcases the new 3D In Your Face Commercial that will be running on 101.9 The Keg.  Let us know what you think.  Let us know that you've heard the commercial.  Tune in, call the station, request 3D In Your Face.  We are now taking over the airwaves.


Sam Spade

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Family Is Waiting, All You Have To Do Is Show Up.

HELLO everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Back home sweet home and we couldn't be happier.  It's finally official 3D In Your Face is back home in Omaha at The 21st Saloon.  Our Friday Night Residency is underway and we have some huge things in the works for you.  If you are just joining us or have noticed a new face behind the drum kit, Mark "The Storm" Mefford, is manning the skins from here on out.  Things are going very well with Mark and we are moving forward with our plans to cut our next album.  The songs are there we just need to get everybody up to speed.  As for the live show, it's getting bigger and badder.  I can safely guarantee you that nobody in Omaha let alone Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, or Kansas are doing anything close to what we are doing.  It's loud, it's dangerous, and most of all it's one hell of a party.  We have update our show at The 21st Saloon to showcase our live performance.  The 21st Saloon has become a non-apologetic home for Rock N Roll.  Most importantly it's become a lighting rod for the energy and the passion that we are feeling for this music.  Enough of the big words, you need to see this show to believe it.  The next show will be this Friday, Oct. 9th at The 21st Saloon.  The family is waiting all you have to do is show up.

Last week I wrote about the awesome launch of our 21st Saloon Residency.  This week I feel I might be a quite the opposite spectrum.  The success that we enjoyed the last few weeks has left me kind of aching for something more and I think I've come to the realize what the other side of the coin looks like.  The side I'm talking about is the creative side.  The side of this that comes from the heart.  The side that you have to release before it eats you alive.  Early on in my career there was one bass player that I absolutely loved.  I loved his band and everything they stood for.  I realize people change over the years but lately I wasn't digging much of what he was throwing out.  I thought that the edge was gone.  The attitude wasn't there, that Rock N Roll spirit that brought all of us together had changed and that kind of had me searching for something more.  I heard a quote from him as he was talking about the recording of his latest album.  He mention that he "never stops writing".  The process never stops or takes a break.  That hit me like a ton of bricks.  In my mind I was thinking that because we had all the songs for the album ready that I could sit back and take it easy.  I was completely wrong.  I actually couldn't have been farther from the truth.  I'm not comparing myself to this bass player or saying that I am an artist by any means but he was dead on.

The inspiration comes from so many places and it's nearly impossible to just shut it off or turn it on like a light switch.  Because this whole album/tour/album/tour process is the way it is, it isn't conducive to spontaneous moments of creative power.  With all of this time off we have been experiencing I wasn't just sitting around wishing the band to hit the road again.  I was out enjoying the best of Omaha's music, art, and culture.  Taking it all in.  I really feel like I've become apart of something special.  I use the saying "We are young adults.  We need to get out there and live."  That is exactly how I feel. I want to make music, I want to create, I want to succeed, I want to fail and learn from it, I want the world, I want to express myself without caring what anybody else thinks.  I think everyone has that creative side inside of them.  The question is are you going to use it today or are you going to let it sit quietly.  Maybe not today but what about tomorrow and the next day.  You only get so many next days.  It's just sitting in there waiting to be released, you choose.


Sam Spade